One year ago, my life changed forever. I’d just returned to Houston, Texas, for a new semester of college, only to wonder why I suddenly felt horrible. I glanced up to see black mold growing all through the AC system. In retrospect, years of breathing in mold toxins explained my serious health decline during college, despite having a healthy diet and lifestyle. No matter how hard I tried, my body just couldn’t keep up with what I wanted to get out of life.
I still vividly remember how it was to be plagued by mysterious health woes. To drag through the days with severe fatigue, brain fog, and anxiety. At times my symptoms were so severe I wondered if I was going to die at age 20.
I questioned if I could ever recover. I saw how so many people with chronic illnesses still struggled many years later. Would I ever feel healthy again? Or was the rest of my life destined to be spent sick, fighting to just get through the days?
This past year has been one of tremendous growth. I am forever grateful for the support from family, friends, and mentors (both in-person and online) that has allowed me to make leaps and bounds in my healing. With my newfound improvements, I have accomplished things I would have never dreamed possible when I was deeply sick. In several months, I went from so brain fogged I could barely comprehend a textbook, to scoring in the 100th percentile on the MCAT (medical school entrance exam). While my journey is nowhere near complete, I already am doing the best I have in years. I feel alive again!
I want this site to be what I wished was out there a year ago, when I was sick, scared, and alone. I remember what it’s like to have to sift through massive amounts of complex information to figure out what’s wrong with you, all while energy, focus, and brainpower are in short supply. To have your head spinning from all the different viewpoints out there, or be sent into a panic by alarmist content. Researching to improve your health shouldn’t be a full-time job or require a science degree.
In this blog, I will share in a clear, concise, and easy-to-understand manner the lessons I have learned in my healing journey. While some of these will be more specific to mold illness, many will apply to anyone who has been held back from achieving what they’re meant to by mysterious or persistent issues. The modern world brings many benefits to our lives, but it also presents dangers to our well-being if we’re not careful. Life is too short to be brought down by poor health.
I look forward to embarking on this new journey with you.
All the best,